JMertz Posted November 13, 2009 Share Posted November 13, 2009 Hi all. I decided I wanted to fit a mic to my zumo 550 so I could receive phone calls while on the move, with my blackberry bluetoothed to the zumo. So I had an extra speaker / boom mic outfit from my Autocom, and so I took one unit apart and wired the mic to the zumo - a straight through connection. The autocom mics are noise canceling so I thought it might work well. It's been a while since I had the autocom working on one of my bikes, but as I recall there was a momentary lapse from the time you started talking to the time the voice was heard on the other end. Like the mic had a very short "delay" built in somehow. Anyway, I've tried this set up with the blue tooth / blackberry / zumo a few times now and have had pretty mixed results. One time, the other party could hear me well, but most times they couldn't really hear me much at all. So I'm wondering if anyone else has ever tried this and if there are any tips for tweaking for better results. Or if there is an altogether better mic out there that I could use. I've done a little surfing for this but most of what I see / read seems pretty iffy. Seems like with Autocom, the parts themselves are high quality. But I just don't know if you can take their parts and successfully cobble them together with other stuff to make a home-made outfit. And I'm using this with Etymotic earphones, so I can hear GREAT - just people can't hear me to great. Sorta makes conversations one-sided. Oh yeah, I'm using a full face helmet. Anyway, any opinions are welcome, any advice is welcome, any input at all is welcome. Thank you very much. John Link to comment
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